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Legislative Redistricting Maps Hit the Courtroom
The immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera and its allies argued that the two districts split the city’s Latino residents into separate districts and would dilute the power of the Latino vote, lessening the chances that a Latino candidate would be elected to the state Assembly.
Page 6 - no comments - 744 views Cody and Cullen Vie for District 15 Voters on April 3
The two candidates vying to represent District 15 on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors have targeted parks and transit as their main concerns. Dan Cody, board president of The Park People, said he would continue to push for a dedicated funding source for both the parks and Milwaukee County Transit System.
Page 7 - 11 comments - 621 views Desperate Fantasy: Can Jeb Bush Save the GOP?
Rumors and whispers of a late presidential bid by Jeb Bush are difficult to consider seriously—if only because the deadlines to enter primary contests have passed, the necessary money and campaign staff are not in place, and the mechanisms for a “brokered convention” do not exist.
Page 10 - no comments - 571 views Men Bearing Stone Tablets
In election years, Republicans frequently try to smear Democrats over conservative religious issues. But it’s a real mistake to rely on the elderly, white, male hierarchy of the Catholic Church as your experts on a subject with which they have little familiarity: the reproductive systems of women.
Page 12 - no comments - 743 views Heroes of the Week
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (5000 W. National Ave.) provides health care, rehabilitation and other vital services to members of the armed forces. Nearly 900 volunteers play a critical role in these programs, including the Veterans Creative Arts Competition.
Page 14 - no comments - 502 views Issue of the Week
The soon-to-be-repealed Equal Pay Enforcement Act was passed for a very good reason. According to data from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), in 2009 a Wisconsin woman earned 81 cents for every dollar earned by a man. The median average salary of a working Wisconsin man in 2009 was $37,400.
Page 14 - no comments - 426 views Fortune Chinese Restaurant’s Authentic Menu
irst-time visitors to Fortune Chinese Restaurant likely will be handed a menu with a green cover. It is good enough, with Chinese standards like egg rolls, hotand-sour soup and General Tso’s chicken. But this is the American menu. Ask for the Chinese menu and you will find a very different experience.
Page 16 - no comments - 724 views WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili Contest Turns 10
loyal listenership guarantees the community radio station a decent turnout at any event it sponsors, but there’s one event that reaches well beyond the station’s usual base to attract the greater public: its annual Rockabilly Chili Contest. “It’s an event that is really accessible to everybody,” says WMSE Promotions Director Ryan Schleicher.
Page 19 - no comments - 401 views Milwakee's King of Comix
uring the late 1960s and early ’70s, young cartoonists working in the spirit of the era’s counterculture broke free of the carefully constructed universe of superheroes promoted by mainstream comic-book companies.
Page 20 - 13 comments - 868 views Milwaukee Rep Finds Humor ‘In the Next Room’
Set in a wealthy Victorian home, the play explores changes in upper-class culture at the dawn of a new age. Two women who are sexually frustrated with their husbands engage in sexual encounters with an awkward-looking Victorian vibrator.
Page 24 - no comments - 451 views ‘Greater Tuna’ Delivers Laughs at Sunset Playhouse
The Sunset cast consists of two male actors, who portray nearly the entire town of Tuna, the “third smallest city” in the Lone Star state. They take on the challenge of playing more than 20 characters, and their quick costume changes are part of the fun.
Page 24 - no comments - 426 views Tales Converge in Boulevard’s ‘This Lime Tree Bower’
all of the problems that a schoolboy runs into on the verge of adulthood—including a raging libido and the desire to drink. The character doesn’t offer much in the way of originality, but Madden is able to bring enough genuine sweetness to the stage to make the role work.
Page 24 - no comments - 372 views The Lorax vs. Thneed-Ville Dr. Seuss’ subversive fairy tale
The shrubs are inflatable (and sold at the market) and the battery-powered trees turn color for the seasons at the touch of a remote. The town is dominated by O’Hare Air, a corporation that sells air in plastic bottles marketed through flashy advertising designed to arouse desire by associating consumption with a fun, youthful lifestyle.
Page 25 - no comments - 1,224 views Film Clips
The Horny Goat Hideaway brew pub plays host to the Really Funny Horny Goat International Short Film Festival, consisting of film, giveaways, music and, of course, beer. Among the shorts will be filmmaker Jeff Ircink’s provocative Pass the Salt, Please.
Page 25 - 16 comments - 551 views Haggerty Hosts Tina Barney’s Rich, Detailed ‘Europeans’
Through May 20, the Haggerty Museum of Art will display Tina Barney’s photography series “The Europeans.” Strolling through this exhibition of immense, high-detail prints is a feast for both the eyes and the mind.
Page 27 - no comments - 1,175 views Honoring the Art of Haiti
The resiliency of the human spirit will shine in an international conference held in Milwaukee. For “Haiti 2012: Dreams and Reality,” several city institutions collaborate on a multi-day event honoring the contemporary art, cinema and literature flourishing on a tiny island nation too often defined by natural disasters and poverty.
Page 27 - no comments - 454 views Book Review
or not it was lifechanging, Philip “Philo” Kassner’s first encounter with a South Side landmark became a second encounter and then a third—until the preoccupation turned into his recently published photography book, Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall: The Return of Rockabilly.
Page 28 - no comments - 497 views Chamber Music Milwaukee, Arcas Quartet Deserve Recognition
For a city of its size, Milwaukee has a decent amount of professional-level chamber music. One of our better series is Chamber Music Milwaukee (CMM). While it is primarily conceived to showcase music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, CMM also brings in high-quality guest artists at times.
Page 29 - no comments - 734 views Gomez
We've never been fashionable,” Gomez’s Ben Ottewell says in his deep-set voice. “We were never cool.” Gomez has thrived despite this, without much in the way of radio play. For 15 years they’ve brandished a plush, orchestrated blend of roots, rock and pop, vacillating between loose-limbed jams and insistent, hook-laden songs.
Page 30 - no comments - 461 views Pretty Wounds Look to the Past
the ’90s coming back? That’s a question echoing throughout fashion and music, as some say the recession is leading Americans into a place of cultural nostalgia for a decade that, though it certainly had its ups and downs, held a clear-cut and unique sense of style and awareness.
Page 33 - no comments - 667 views Doomtree w/ Toki Wright @ Turner Hall Ballroom
seems almost quaint to think there was a time not that long ago where most Americans thought about rap and hip-hop in terms of an East Coast/West Coast binary.
Page 33 - 11 comments - 583 views Music: Listings
Saturday, March 3 American Legion Post #449 (Brookfield),.
Page 34 - no comments - 723 views CD Reviews
Pig) Although almost all of the blues musicians who recorded on Chess and Sun Records in the 1950s are gone, the classic sounds of the era live on in Chicago’s The Cash Box Kings.
Page 34 - 56 comments - 638 views Off the Cut
With his long, black Dr. Who coat, striped scarf, leather hat and trailing ponytail, Josh Jaszewski is a familiar figure to many Milwaukeeans as he strides down sidewalks twirling his “devil sticks” (he’s never without them). In theater circles, he’s also familiar.
Page 35 - no comments - 505 views Cleared, But Not Cleared Up
But, otherwise, Braun’s legal victory has only multiplied the questions. Who disclosed the test result during a supposedly confidential process? What produced the huge ratio of testosterone in the urine sample? What, if anything, happened to the...
Page 36 - no comments - 423 views Could I Have Herpes and Not Know It?
It was a heat-of-the-moment thing and sort of intense. Two days later, he said he was sore from the intensity and admitted to being a bit rough with himself the day after we were together. But he had fun, so we got together a second time one week later, again condomless.
Page 40 - no comments - 399 views News of the Weird
Jim Preacher, mayor of the town of Norway, S.C., was pulled over by a state trooper in January for speeding. Preacher was unable to convince the trooper that his speeding was necessary in the performance of one of his duties, and their encounter apparently ended bitterly.
Page 40 - no comments - 382 views Freewill Astrology
“I chained down thunder and handcuffed lightning!” he raves. “I used an earthquake to mix my milkshake! I eat an avalanche when I want ice cream! I punched a hurricane and made it a breeze! I swallowed an iceberg and didn’t freeze!” This is the way I want to hear you talk in the coming week, Gemini.
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Allegro con asino
I`m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I hope your Lenten season got off to a hell of a lot smoother start than mine own did.
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